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READER SUBMITTED: CT At Work Exhibition & Farm Work Festival

Connecticut Landmarks is delighted to host the Smithsonian Institution's The Way We Worked exhibition at the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry. The exhibit is part of a year-long conversation about the past, present and future of work life in Connecticut created by Connecticut Humanities. The Way We Worked draws on the National Archives' rich photographic collections to document 130 years of changing work life in America. The CT at Work Exhibition will be on display between August 9th and Sept. 14.

On Sunday, Aug. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Homestead will present the Farm Work Festival, a farming-focused event highlighting tools & methods of farming from the 1700s to today. Coordinating with visiting local historical societies and museums, the afternoon will feature reproduction equipment for visitors to try along with living history demonstrations.

Connecticut at Work travels across the state through December 2014. The program features the Smithsonian Institution's The Way We Worked exhibition, with stops in seven communities: New Haven, Torrington, Hartford, Waterbury, Coventry, Stamford and Groton. Surrounding communities are adding local focus with community history exhibits, book and film discussions, author talks, performances and more. Connecticut at Work is an initiative of Connecticut Humanities, a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In the Coventry Area, Connecticut at Work is a partnership with Connecticut Landmarks. The Connecticut tour of The Way We Worked is made possible by Connecticut Humanities and Historic New England. For a calendar of events and more information, visit cthumanities.org/ctatwork.

The Nathan Hale Homestead is located at 2299 South St. in Coventry.

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